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Hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) in the environment and humans: a review.
Hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) are brominated aliphatic cyclic hydrocarbons used as flame retardants in thermal insulation building materials, upholstery textiles, and electronics. As a result ofExpand
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Novel brominated flame retardants: a review of their analysis, environmental fate and behaviour.
This review summarises current knowledge about production volumes, physico-chemical properties, analysis, environmental occurrence, fate and behaviour and human exposure to the "novel" brominatedExpand
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After the PBDE Phase-Out: A Broad Suite of Flame Retardants in Repeat House Dust Samples from California
Higher house dust levels of PBDE flame retardants (FRs) have been reported in California than other parts of the world, due to the state’s furniture flammability standard. However, changing levels ofExpand
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Concentrations of brominated flame retardants in dust from United Kingdom cars, homes, and offices: causes of variability and implications for human exposure.
Average concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in dust in 30 homes, 18 offices, and 20 cars were 260,000, 31,000, and 340,000 ng SigmaPBDEs g(-1) respectively. Concentrations ofExpand
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Levels and trends of brominated flame retardants in the European environment.
In this paper, we review those data which have recently become available for brominated flame retardants (particularly the brominated diphenyl ethers (BDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)) inExpand
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A review of dietary and non-dietary exposure to bisphenol-A.
Due to the large number of applications of bisphenol-A (BPA), the human exposure routes are multiple. We aimed to review shortly the food and non-food sources of BPA, and to evaluate theirExpand
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Analytical developments and preliminary assessment of human exposure to organophosphate flame retardants from indoor dust.
A new and efficient analytical method was developed and validated for the analysis of organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs) in indoor dust samples. This method involves an extraction step byExpand
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Occurrence of a broad range of legacy and emerging flame retardants in indoor environments in Norway.
This study investigates the occurrence of 37 organohalogen and organophosphate flame retardants (FRs) from Norwegian households (n = 48) and classrooms from two primary schools (n = 6). Around 80% ofExpand
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Analytical and environmental aspects of the flame retardant tetrabromobisphenol-A and its derivatives.
The present article reviews the available literature on the analytical and environmental aspects of tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBP-A), a currently intensively used brominated flame retardant (BFR).Expand
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Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in domestic indoor dust from Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.
Because of the similarities in European and North American dietary exposure, it has been suggested that the order of magnitude higher body burdens in North Americans may be due to internationalExpand
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